Diet and nutrition to prevent multiple sclerosis (MS) -
Diet and nutrition to prevent multiple sclerosis (MS) -

The suspected cause of multiple sclerosis or MS, is multifactorial and includes genetic, infectious agents and environmental exposure. EM researcher Ashton Embry of Calgary, Canada; It states that “the factors Diet is probably the main cause (but not only) of most (but not all) cases of MS. “

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (National Multiple Sclerosis Society or NMSS) recommends a diet low in fat and high in fiber to the general population. MS is currently incurable officially; but you applying nutritional strategies, you will be healthier and you might even prevent it.


Prevalence of MS

MS is more common at higher latitudes, but there are cultures that are exceptions. American Eskimos have a low prevalence of MS. Newfoundland and Alberta, Canada, have similar latitudes, but as Ashton Embry, Newfoundland has a low prevalence of MS while Alberta has the highest prevalence recorded in the world.The Norwegian coast has a 75% lower incidence of MS Norway inside, which has the same latitude. The main environmental difference in cultures of low prevalence is high consumption of fish, which is full of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Registered dietitian Marla Brodsky said in an essay on anti-inflammatory foods and MS “abnormal inflammation is the root of accelerated aging and almost all chronic diseases, including MS.” The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish have strong anti-inflammatory properties, while omega-6 fatty acids found in meat of livestock increase inflammation. You can balance the inflammation in your body if you eat more salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines and less pork. Denise M. Nowack, a registered dietitian for the Southern California Chapter of the NMSS recommends two to three servings of three ounces (85.04 grams) a week of seafood rich in omega-3.


Vitamin D

The best way to receive large amounts of vitamin D is through exposure to direct sunlight, it is difficult at higher latitudes during the winter months. Ashton Embry, founder of research of diet in the cause and treatment of multiple sclerosis, or MS-DIRECT, writes that “prevent vitamin D deficiency in childhood especially, seems to be the key to preventing MS.” More food sources of vitamin D include salmon, mackerel and tuna packed in water.

Low-fat diet

Dr. Roy Swank, a neurologist at the University of Oregon, created the swank diet or low-fat diet for MS. Dr. Swank conducted extensive research in Norway to determine the origin of the prevalence of MS varied between coastal and mainland Norway. He concluded that the difference was that the inner most prevalent population consumed large amounts of saturated fats in butter and meat of farm animals, while the coastal town of lower prevalence ate large amounts of fish. Dr. Swank recommends limiting your daily intake of saturated fat to 15 grams and your daily saturated fat intake between 20 and 50 grams. It is highly recommended to include a teaspoon of cod liver oil.

Food Allergies

Eliminates all foods that cause allergic reactions. You can maintain a nutritional record in which you write down a detailed description of all the foods you eat, the way that you prepare and how you feel afterwards. You can perform accurate tests with food allergy blood test or a test stingray skin. These methods will help you determine which foods to avoid because of food allergies. Common foods that can cause allergies and autoimmune reactions include cereals containing gluten, legumes and dairy products.


The dietitian Denise M. Nowack recommends that “fill your plate with the colors of the rainbow and you include four to six servings of antioxidants in your diet every day.” Fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A. These substances protect your cells from damage by free radicals and can be found in many foods such as berries, oranges, apricots , spinach and carrots.



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